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36 Tiara or 375 Pursuit?

Old 10-18-2009, 09:09 PM
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Default 36 Tiara or 375 Pursuit?

Looking at both of these boats and trying to decide which one to get. I'm told that the Tiara is a good boat but is the Pursuit in the same class? It's about $100k less than the Tiara? If money wasn't the issue, which boat is the better one?
Old 10-18-2009, 09:47 PM
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I would base the decision more on the need for the mid berth. With the outboards the Pursuit will have the mid berth and will be quicker. The Tiara will have a clean transom and more traditional interior layout. I would shop for a late model 2008 boat and find a deal. Also include the 38 Tiara in the mix when looking late model. There are some great values out there and Tiara makes a fantastic boat.

For that matter you could get a used 39 Tiara convertible for the 375 price and the convertible is way more boat. I would hit the Lauderdale show and try to enjoy the process of finding your next boat.
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Hi,
I own a Tiara 3600, about deadrise I think it's the same( 18°).
http://www.tiarayachts.com/Brix?pageID=51

Awesome boat,made with high quality materials. I have the 2008 model with 5.9 Cummins and not IPS......never a problem except for Glendinning controls.
Pursuit is not DIESEL , so take the TIARA!!!!
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They can set up the Tiara for fishing with fish boxes, rod holders, etc. I'd love to have that IPS system. If I did I would want a boat lift to keep the critters from growing on the pods.

Both boats are quality products. Hit the boat show to crawl around both boats. You should be able to arrange a sea trial also. Enjoy the hunt.
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Same parent company, but they are built in separate factories. Pursuit in Ft Pierce Fla and Tiara in Holland Mi. I do not know if they share hull molds, but they do share a tremendous commitment to quality.

Company was started in 1954 by Leon Slikkers as Slickcraft. Sold to AMF. He left AMF to form Pursuit and Tiara. Family run by him and his sons to this day. Great products.

Fishing boats are easier to keep clean and generally more durable..................Get the Pursuit save 100 k
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They are very different boats, one being an outboard and the other an inboard.
Once you decide inboard or outboard, your choice will be obvious. Both are excellent boats.
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Very different boats. I just sold a Pursuit 3370 (OS335) and it was a fantastic boat. With that said, before you drop $500K on a 375 you should read up on the fuel fume penetration problems Pursuit is having with their current crop of large expressess
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Where can I read up on this? As you know the dealer isn't going to tell me.
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do a search on this site it has been discussed within the last 6 months
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Per Doeboy, there are several threads. Do a search.

In a nutshell, I believe Pursuit is using a synthetic fuel tank that allows fumes to escape. While this would probably be ok in a cc, the fumes seem to be building up to unacceptable levels inside the cabin of the express boats.
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Default Pursuit 375/385

They are both great boats. The fuel thing was only a problem in early 375 models (2008-some 2010). It was not due to the poly tanks as a whole, nor was it only in Pursuit. The poly tanks were not lined correctly, this led to some fumes escaping. These fumes were not harmful, nor were they flammable. This was proven by the coast guard. They have since lined these tanks correctly, and have had no problems since. The poly tanks have some real benefits over aluminum. They are pliable, not prone to punctures, and won't corrode. This is especially important with ethanol fuels. Ethanol actually separates into water, and leads to aluminum corrosion.

As someone mentioned before, the mid berth is a big difference between the two. To address propulsion, the IPS is an incredible system, but the outboard technology is taking over market share faster than any propulsion out there. The performance and lack of maintenance required in modern 4stroke technology is hard to argue with. They are also proving their reliability as the years go by. I have personally driven both, and would pick the 385 Pursuit over the Tiara. For years Tiara was supporting Pursuit. Not the case anymore. In fact Pursuit is the bread winner in the family now. Sorry to ramble on, but if you have any other concerns related to these boats let me know.

P.S.
The new Pursuit 365 may be the answer to your question.

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